How to Install Froyo based CyanogenMod 6 on Motorola Droid

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Motorola Droid – one of Motorola’s first Android devices – was launched by Verizon on Occyanogen-mod-6-ready-for-the-evo-4g copytober 2009 with Android 2.0 Éclair. Since then it has had numerous over-the-air updates, first upgrading the phone to Android 2.1 Éclair and then in September 2010, Android 2.2.1 Froyo was finally pushed onto the phone.

Apart from huge performance increases, Froyo came with a lot of additional features not provided by its predecessors. Like most of the Android devices in the market these days, a handful of custom ROMs were cooked by many enthusiasts and released over the internet. One of the most famous is CyanogenMod, which is available for a handful of other latest devices as well. For details on what this custom ROM has to offer, see our detailed coverage of CyanogenMod.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements:

There are two methods used for installing the latest stable CyanogenMod 6.1.2 on the Motorola Droid.

Automated Method:

  • Download ROM Manager from the Android Market
  • Install and Open the ROM Manager application.
  • Tap on the first option “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery”
  • Select Download ROM option from the main menu in the ROM Manager
  • Select the latest version of the CyanogenMod and check the Google Apps option.
  • Wait for the download to finish.
  • Backup Existing ROM just to be on the safe side and select Wipe Data and Cache.
  • Your device will now reboot into recovery, wipe data and cache, and complete the installation of CyanogenMod 6 on your device.

Manual Method:

  • Download ROM Manager from the Android Market
  • Install and Open the ROM Manager application.
  • Tap on the first option “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery”
  • Place the CyanogenMod 6 latest version on the root of your SD card.
  • Place the Google Apps on the root of your SD card.
  • Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery and use the side volume buttons to move around and the Power button/Trackpad to select.
  • Remember to select Factory Reset & Wipe Data.
  • Select Wipe Cache Partition
  • Select ‘Install zip from SD card’
  • Select ‘Choose zip from SD card’ and select the CyanogenMod zip file
  • Repeat process and install Google Apps zip file
  • Select ‘Go Back’ to get back to the main menu and reboot system. The phone will not boot into CyanogenMod 6 on your device.

Congratulations! Your Motorola Droid is now running CyanogenMod 6, which compared to its stock Froyo, offers a lot more in terms of customization, functionality and performance.

For future developments, themes and updates, please follow up at the CyanogenMod Forum for Motorola Droid. In case of any issues that you can go to Cyanogen team’s Issue Tracker.

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